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Just got back on Carnival cruise ship Sunshine

I just got back from a nine day cruise with over 3,000 people. This was a charter cruise open to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Temple, Texas
Boarding for our cruise

Probably as organized as it could be to handle large crowds. Check in went fine but after that it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, North Carolina
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  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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445 Challenger Rd, Port Canaveral, FL 32920
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This excursion was a total waste of time and money unless you want to see a fish market ,restaurants, parking lots and bleachers. The one highlight was the museum and a very knowledgeable tour guide!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Phyllis V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The dinner team,Alex Bryan, Louis and Lala did outstanding performances and worked well together. They made the trip more enjoyable. The room people did a nice services job as well. All the staff tried hard.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Katancia
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just got back from a nine day cruise with over 3,000 people. This was a charter cruise open to the public through a exclusive travel agent out of Austin TX, But it was Carnival who offer the services on the ship. We sail from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out on the NCL Epic, easy to find, porters waiting to take your bags. Extremely smooth check in and an easier departure. Used the luggage porters going off the ship, and didn't have to wait in the long custom line. Got quick access to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 0ur_0pini0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've gone out of Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Tampa to name a few. This is the easiest place I've ever cruised out of. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SparkyMassachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably as organized as it could be to handle large crowds. Check in went fine but after that it got rocky. We purchased faster to the fun for easier boarding. We didn't hear it announced and asked an attendant. We were directed to another location...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rimfire2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time cruising and even though we were cruising with experienced family members, this port was filled with very friendly and helpful employees! Will definitely cruise out of this Port again!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kari911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took a shuttle from cocoa beach to port and once there the process was quick and easy to get boarded. when we got back it was about as easy to get out of the ship and go through customs. I will definitely use this port...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Footprints135603
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Efficient and organized. Good experience. The parking garage was well lit and easy to navigate. Very near the ships and staff was helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank darklaura2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The terminal is large but there’s nothing to see or do at the port. If arriving by cruise ship, best to either pre-arrange going on a tour (like the Kennedy Space Centre or visit Disney World) otherwise stay on board your cruise. We hopped on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brissy2
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19 January 2019|
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Response from taragoldenChicago | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no valet parking
25 December 2018|
Response from frugalsocialite | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Wifi was really good. Definitely take them up on the pre cruise deals for a lot of the prices. On board they run some specials but you will pay more if you want your service from the beginning of the cruise. Unless... More